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Sept. 21, 2007


ISU Homecoming tailgate is Oct. 20

The ISU Alumni Association will host a Cyclone grill-out to celebrate Iowa State's 150th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 20, three hours prior to kickoff of the football game. Enjoy a traditional BBQ menu, birthday cake, Cy, giveaways and more. It's open to all faculty and staff, alumni, students and friends of Iowa State. For details and registration information, visit or call the alumni association, 4-6525.

ISU Dining Days begin Sept. 24

During the week-long celebration (Sept. 24-28), ISU Dining will show appreciation to customers with events, prizes, specials and giveaways. The Dining Days schedule is online at:

Funds for students attending professional conferences

The Provost and the Vice President for Student Affairs have allocated funds to support undergraduate students traveling to professional conferences. Funds can be requested by individual students or student organizations and are available on a first-come basis. Details and an application are online at the Student Affairs Web site (click on "Forms").

Free birthday supper at the MU Sept. 21

The ISU community is invited to the annual chili and soup supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 to celebrate the 1928 opening of the Memorial Union. This 79th birthday celebration will be held in the newly refurbished Great Hall. Supper includes a choice of vegetarian or meaty chili or cheese soup with fixings, beverages and birthday cake. Serving continues until supplies run out.

Volunteer at 4-H camp Oct. 6

Volunteers at the Iowa 4-H Camping Center near Madrid will stain buildings, paint, chip trails, remove dead trees, stack fire wood, take inventory and do general cleaning on Saturday, Oct. 6. If you'd like to help, drop by the camp (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Extra tools (please label) like gloves, rakes, buckets, rags, chainsaws, gardening tools, shop vacs, ladders and wheel barrows are helpful. Free morning refreshments, lunch and door prizes will be provided. Call (515) 795-3338 to make lunch reservations.

ISU Surplus bike auction is Sept. 25

ISU Surplus will hold a bike auction at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the grassy area northwest of the Insectary building. Viewing is from 2 to 4 p.m. The rain date will be Sept. 27 (same schedule).

Award nominations open

Nominations are sought for the 2008 Iowa State University Awards, which recognize excellence across the university. Awards will be presented at the 2008 fall convocation. This year, there is a new award for research by P&S staff and revisions to awards for Distinguished Professor, University Professor and the three research awards. Nominations are due in the provost office Feb. 25, 2008. However, units involved in the process have earlier deadlines, including these college deadlines:

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences, Nov. 20
  • Business, Jan. 28, 2008
  • Design, Feb. 1, 2008
  • Engineering, Feb. 6, 2008
  • Human Sciences, Jan. 9, 2008
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jan. 16, 2008
  • Veterinary Medicine, Jan. 30, 2008

For more information about faculty awards, see For details on staff awards, see

Pizza fund-raiser at Curtiss Sept. 24

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will sell pizza Sept. 24 to raise funds for the United Way campaign. A pizza slice and beverage will be sold for $2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Curtiss Hall.

Registration deadline is here

The deadline to enter the Cyclone Family Weekend office-decorating contest is Sept. 21. The competition takes place Friday, Oct. 12. The 2007 theme is "Let's get Ex-Cy-ted! Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence." To register, contact Whitney Davis,

Policy draft: Violence-Free Campus

The university seeks comment on a policy draft for a Violence-Free Campus. The draft is online at The policy, as well as related procedures and resources, are intended to help prevent, deter and respond to concerns regarding acts of violence. Comments regarding the Violence-Free Campus policy draft should be sent by Oct. 11.